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    Sale 7621

    A Private English Collection of White Jade Carvings & Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    4 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 146

    A VERY RARE MOULDED DINGYAO DISH

    NORTHERN SONG/JIN DYNASTY, 11TH-12TH CENTURY

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    A VERY RARE MOULDED DINGYAO DISH
    NORTHERN SONG/JIN DYNASTY, 11TH-12TH CENTURY
    The dish of foliate form with fluted petals radiating from a central scalloped medallion, the interior moulded with a reclining deer and a figure carrying a basket of flowers on its head amidst jardinieres planted with peach trees and rockwork, the everted edge of the dish with an overlapping petal tip design below the raised scalloped rim decorated with florets, all covered with a pale ivory glaze
    8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) diam.


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    The copper mount concealing the unglazed rim, which is evidence that the dish was fired on its mouth rim as was often the case for Ding ware dishes of this type, shows remarkable confidence on the part of the potter that the dish would not warp in the firing.

    Ding dishes are generally found to be decorated with flowers and animals, however it is very rare to find a combination of both animals and figures as seen on the current dish.

    A dish with a similar fluted petal rim and decorated with a standing deer is illustrated in The Arts of The Sung Dynasty, The Oriental Ceramics Society, London 1960, Pl. 17, no. 29

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